For I, Baron Alexandyr Grigoriyev Munchausen, have partnered with . of Baron Munchausen by James Wallis is the best drinking RPG of all. If the release of D&D 4E proves anything, it is that even after thirty five years, we still have no idea what an RPG actually is. In that light, the. The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a game of weaving tales of the most noble and extraordinary nature. Of course, we all.

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While roleplaying is definitely a fundamental aspect of the game, I don’t personally consider it a roleplaying game, no. The rules are about 40 pages featuring no small number of colorful off-topic stories purportedly belonging to the Baron himself, followed by a 1-page summary that contains all the actual rules. barpn

Free-form minimal or no rules – think improv theatre. That’s acceptable, but taken to an extreme, it can be applied to many different contexts–which makes the definition less useful.

This game sounds amazing. It was a bit more serious in tone because my role was as a High Inquisitor investigating them for heresy, but it was probably the most in-character my players have ever been. As my good friend Attila the Hun was fond of saying, “If it’s a game with role playing, then it is a role playing game. Well, for one, you get to support the game designer who put together this ludicrous experience that you never thought to do before.

It is literally a roleplaying game. Hardly anyone could contend that it’s not an activity of role-playing, because that’s exactly what happens when you sit at the table–you play a role.

At this point I don’t even bother because what’s the point. Do you have a PDF? The book itself is not very big, and although it is a fun read it’s written in characterthe actual rules could probably fit on a half sheet of paper. You can not give the coins of the person that voted for you to the person you are voting for. In most cases, boxed games and box sets do not come with dice. Have you ever heard the story of the day I fended off an entire army of feral kittens? You get no special components — no tokens for keeping track of money or fancy paper for writing down your character.


Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The. No, no, no, there were no conches involved, at least none that were apparent to my, admittedly reduced in capacity in the latter centuries, famous and fabled eyesight, second only to my good friend Adolphus, unless there are such things these days as invisible conches.

Review: The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Whoever is the starting player is given a prompt by the player to their left — this can be completely made up, or from the included list of prompts in the game book. Solitaire, chess, football, Minecraft Comments deemed muhchausen may be removed by moderators.

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Just like any other RPG. The core game is so rules-light you could easily just play this on any impromptu occasion without so much as a pen and paper. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Those would not be your coins to give. Many others have stated that “as long as you’re playing a role, it’s a roleplaying game”.

Here is the Amazon link. Ina 2nd minchausen was published by Magnum Opus Press. This page was last edited on 3 Octoberat It is both more RP and more G. By Wolfie on July 12, Featured Reviews.

He enjoyed Munchausen a lot but objected to the words ‘roleplay’ on the cover, because it wasn’t what he considered a roleplaying game, and he reckoned he ought to know.


Having coins is good because it allows you to potentially pick the winner. The rulebook comes with pages of story prompts to munchaksen you in the spirit, and you can run from there. Baron Munchausen is a game of telling outlandish tales to impress your friends. When Munchauseen saw them coming, I had little time and even littler supplies, but I managed to whip together a sort of trebuchet with the pieces of a shattered mirror glued to the ammunition.

It is indeed an RPG. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Summary Pros Encourages creativity and storytelling Very low-pressure improv Lets you be silly and ridiculous Many story prompts and variants included in the book Cons The “game” isn’t very game-y and mostly exists because games need some kind of score, right?

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Does anyone have any good mumchausen story hooks for the game? I only wish there were a more succinct passage from the rulebook to read aloud as an introduction, to get people in the spirit. Rules These rules can be viewed in greater detail here.

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Add a copy to your collection. But if you have an inkling of interest, this game certainly brings its fair share of laughter and entertainment. The storytelling part would just munchaueen a story-telling game, but since you are telling the stories as your character it is a Role Playing Game.